M 6.3 in China on 08 Aug 2017 23:27 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
Depth: 25.87 Km
Lat/Lon: 44.323 , 82.837
Event Date: 08 Aug 2017 23:27 UTC
Exposed Population: 430000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000a65e
Inserted at: 08 Aug 2017 23:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3.7 (KAZ)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: KAZ= 3.7; CHN= 3.6

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in China ,of Xinjiang (population 16,794,560) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
<1000 people
120000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1176745 44.323/82.837 6.3 25.87 6.07 08 Aug 2017 23:54 00:26 (new episode)
2 0 1176745 44.323/82.837 6.3 25.87 5.78 09 Aug 2017 01:30 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1176745 44.306/82.836 6.3 20 5.88 10 Aug 2017 21:02 1d 21:34 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Xinjiang China <1000 people
Xinjiang China 120000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Jinghe Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China City - 32 km
Ching-ho Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 36 km
Shaquanzi Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 42 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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